Rockies announce Opening Day roster

Rockies announce Opening Day roster

The Rockies finalized their Opening Day roster on Sunday, a day before they begin regular-season play against the D-backs at Chase Field. Colorado will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players -- two catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.

To reduce the roster to 25 players, the Rockies placed six players on the disabled list Sunday. Infielder Daniel Descalso (left hand fracture), right-handers Jon Gray (abdominal strain) and Jason Motte (shoulder strain) and left-handers Tyler Anderson (oblique strain) and Tyler Matzek (anxiety) were sent to the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 25. Right-hander Jairo Diaz, who underwent ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction on his right elbow, was placed on the 60-day DL.

The Rockies' players on the 60-day DL -- Diaz and right-hander Adam Ottavino -- as well as shortstop Jose Reyes, who is on the restricted list, do not occupy slots on the club's 40-man roster, which is full.

Colorado's pitchers on the Opening Day roster include: right-handers Christian Bergman, Chad Bettis, Miguel Castro, Tyler Chatwood, Jordan Lyles, Justin Miller and Chad Qualls and left-handers Jorge De La Rosa, Jason Gurka, Boone Logan, Jake McGee and Chris Rusin.

The Rockies' position players include: catchers Nick Hundley and Tony Wolters, infielders Cristhian Adames, Nolan Arenado, DJ LeMahieu, Ben Paulsen, Mark Reynolds and Trevor Story and outfielders Brandon Barnes, Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez, Gerardo Parra and Ryan Raburn.

David Adler is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.